Event 12: Byars Running Good Again

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Entries: 80

Brandon Byars

We mentioned Scot “Twitch” Anderson in the previous post, back in the poker room after a long night/early morning at the Event 10 final table. Brandon Byars was also a part of that three-way deal along with declared winner Manny Minaya and he joined in the Turbo before the first break.

Byars has wasted no time running up his starting stack. We caught the tail end of the action when he called an all-in with the board reading Qs5h4c5c.

“You have a queen?” he opponent.

“Oh no, you don’t!” was the next thing he said after Byars tabled KsKh.

He had to dodge the last two queens in the deck against Qd9c and the 7d river gave him a big double up. The hand moved Byars up to 80,000 from his 20,000 starting stack while his opponent walked away, not realizing he still have 11,000 in play (he was eventually tracked down to return).